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The Daily Dispatch: September 6, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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General Scott's mother. --In the opening paragraph of his autobiography, which is now in press, General Scott pays the following tribute to his mother. He says: "According to the family Bible, I was born June 13, 1786, on the farm which I inherited, some fourteen miles from Petersburg, Virginia. My parents, William Scott and Ann Mason, both natives of the same neighborhood, intermarried in 1786. In my sixth year I lost my father, a gallant lieutenant, captain in the revolutionary army, and a successful farmer. Happily, my dear mother was spared to me eleven years longer, and if, in my now protracted career, I have achieved anything worthy of being written, anything that my countrymen are likely to honor in the next century, it is from the lessons of that admirable parent that I derived the inspiration."